[quote=Rand Al’Thor]Peace be with you!
I have never been to a TLM Mass yet, but I went to a Dominican Rite Mass a couple of months ago. It seemed like it was nearly identical to what I’ve read and heard about the TLM (the only difference was saying “mea culpa” once instead of “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa”). It was a daily Mass, so there were no songs, and it was a Low Mass, so it was spoken. Anyone know what exactly the difference is between the Tridentine Rite and the Dominican Rite?
By your location I assume that you went to Holy Rosary in Portland. There are so many differences that it would take a very long time to list them all. But you are correct that they have a similar feel. They are similar because the Tridentine Mass draws some of form from the Dominican Rite of Mass. I say that it is better to note their similarity because it reminds us that in the Latin Church there are different Rites that are similar to each other in form emphasising our western liturgical heritage.
The differences become more pronounced at a Solemn High Mass but some of the little differences at a low mass are:
The confetior is different
A minor candle is lit for the consecration
The canon is slightly different
The tone is different at different parts of the canon
The method of genuflecting is slightly different after the minor elevations
The position of the priests hands are different after the consecration.
Prior to the consecaration the priests palms do not face eachother.
This is just to name a few but in a Missa Cantata and as I said in a Solemn High Mass the differences are quite significant.